BMW Group Asia has partnered with Shell to offer free electric vehicle (EV) public and home charging solutions for consumers in Singapore.
This is for new BMW and MINI EVs and plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) owners. The drivers can choose from three years of free charging, up to 10,000kWh at Shell Recharge, or a comprehensive home charging installation.
BMW cited a recent inhouse survey, where 70 per cent of the respondents said they will be motivated to buy an EV if there are convenient public charging options. “While the public charging infrastructure continues to develop in Singapore, this partnership aims to further support customers in making a seamless transition to electric mobility,” said BMW.
General Manager of Shell Mobility Singapore Doong Shiwen said the energy giant is thrilled to help new BMW i and MINI EV owners ease their switch to e-mobility. “We aim to expand our charging network in the coming years to cater to a growing number of EVs on Singapore roads, starting with having Shell Recharge chargers at half of our service stations by 2022.”
“The most powerful driver on the path to climate neutrality is electric mobility; therefore, we are committed to helping our customers in Singapore make the switch to electrified vehicles by offering them reliable charging solutions and a range of EVs and PHEVs,” said Lars Nielsen, Managing Director at BMW Group Asia.
BMW first partnered with Greenlots in 2014, and continued the partnership through the latter’s acquisition by Shell in 2019. The latest move extends BMW’s collaboration with the energy company.
The interest in EVs comes as the Singapore government plans to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) cars by 2040.
Other than European brand BMW, other Japanese and American car brands have taken an interest in expanding into Singapore’s EV scene, supported by EV-friendly government policies to drive adopters.
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